“Ask me anything about my family because they’re my everything.” - Rachel E. “Ask what my favorite flower is, and then show up with it at the next date.” - Evelyn L. “I think it’s more than what questions they ask; it’s about them asking questions and actually listening to the responses. If the date is going well, she’ll want to stay for another; and if it’s going terribly, she’ll probably need another. Right off the bat you know which friend and family member I'm closest to—the people I trust the most." - Diane L.“For a first date, I love ice breakers and fun games that reveal personality but don’t delve too much into deep waters, like 'Guess who my celebrity doppelgänger is? You can tell so quickly when someone is just checking off a list of standard questions and not even listening to your replies.” - Brie G. And if she turns it down, it'll give you an idea if she's interested.” - Julia W. "A guy once asked me what the best date I'd ever been on was. We joked about the good and bad ones we've had, the type of experiences and out-of-the-box dates that were a total blast or bust, and then made a second date based on all these mini conversations. "I like when guys throw things like 'What's your guilty pleasure?First dates are stressful—so stressful they can make you wonder why you even wanted to go on one in the first place.(Except then you go to your empty apartment, sit in your boxers watching HBO's latest trending show and remember: Oh, yeah, you're single.) Luckily, we've sourced experts on everything you need to know on making an exceptional first impression from what to wear, where to go, and even mapped out what to say (50 total conversation starters! But sometimes you want to hear from real women, not experts.' or 'What do you like most about the city/town you live in?' or 'What's been the most monumental year of your life thus far?I have found that you don’t really need to ask about their career — it usually comes up naturally." Over on Reddit, Try Again My Friend says someone once asked them this question on a date: "It was a great conversation starter and we both had some good laughs. There's a pretty slim chance your date has already heard this clever question, from paytonfrost on Reddit, and it can turn into something of a game as they try to answer.
After all, they might start to wonder why you’re meeting so many crazy people in the first place.Again, it's probably not a great idea to rattle off On her Science of People blog, behavioral investigator Vanessa Van Edwards says this question is a better alternative to "What do you do?